preached before him by his chaplain; again, before my eldest brother at Stanno, near Houghton; and was afterwards published in the Aedes Walpolianae.
June 18th, 1743, was printed, in a weekly paper called Old England, or the Constitutional Journal, my Parody on some Scenes of Macbeth, called The Dear Witches. It was a ridicule of the new ministry.
The same summer, I wrote Patapan, or the Little White Dog, a tale, imitated from Fontaine; it was never printed.
October 22nd, 1743, was published No. 38 of the Old England Journal, written by me to ridicule Lord Bath. It was reprinted with three other particular numbers.
In the summer of 1744 I wrote a parody of a scene in Corneille's Cinna', the interlocutors, Mr.Pelham, Mr. Arundel, and Mr. Selwyn.
My father died March 28th, 1745. He left me the house in Arlington Street in which he died, 5,000?. in money, and 1,OOOZ. a year from the Collector's place in the Custom House, and the surplus to be divided between my brother Edward and me.
April 12th, 1746, was published, in a magazine called TJie Museum, my Scheme for a Tax on Message Cards and Notes; and soon after, An Advertisement of a pretended new loolt, which I had written in Florence in 1741.
In July of the same year, I wrote TJie Beauties, which was handed about till it got into print, very incorrectly.
In August I took a house within the precincts of the Castle at Windsor.
November 4th and 5th, Mrs. Pritchard spoke my Epi-^ logue to Tamerlane on the suppression of the Kebellion, at the theatre in Covent Garden; it was printed by Dodsley the next day.